Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Sunday, 28 December 2008
In the fall I traded some parts for a pretty cool accessory brochure from the mid 50ies, it´s from a dansih VW dealer located in Aalborg. I decided that it just was to good not share, so I will post some scans of the pages each month. Here is an appetiser.
Once again I wish I had that damn timemachine in the garage, how about batwing hornring for a little under 5 euro´s. Or a complete Motometer rally gauge set for 30 euro? Or finnaly a collapseble gear shifter for under 6 euro, by the way I really need one of those shifters for the oval, so please send me a email if got lying around.
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Well even though that christmas is over us, it doesn´t mean that we have stopped working on the old german metal, far from it infact.
Yesterday I was checking Jens´ work on the oval out and it looked stunning!
He even sprayed some of the tricky corners when I was there. It was exiting to see new color for the first time! And hopefully the hole body will be finished before new year.
I wish all the readers of this blog a merry Xmas, and I hope there will be some vw inspirated gifts for you all under the tree.
Thursday, 18 December 2008
After some intense nights in the John Doe garage, yesterday was the night to start up the Express engine. I really hate those start up sessions! There is a lot of "What if´s" rumbling around inside my head. But after putting the engine in the start bench, turning the engine over with the starter with no ignition until there was oilpressure, and a few drops of petrol in each carb I was releaved that it pretty much fired right up! And after some adjustments to the carb´s and the linkage today, it all sounds pretty good I think. I can´t wait to get it in the back of the oval now.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
When I bought the Foxcraft´s I didn´t know when they were going to be put on the car. I figured they would look nice in my little office in my house. And afterall I didn´t have useable a right side dimpled rear fender.
But sometimes things change, after much pressure from Jens telling me almost everyday, that those skirts should go on the car before Hessisch Oldendorf, I decided to do something about it!
After looking high and low here in Denmark without any luck. I stumpled over an advert on thesamba, showing just such a fender, but with a major non repairable dent from the middle and backwards. After some emails back and forth with the owner, we agreed that I bought the front half of it.
On the pictures you can see how I used a nos rear quarterpannel as template, so that I was sure things lined up perfectly with my old fender and the new front half, and not at least the Foxcraft skirt.
Saturday, 13 December 2008
As you can see by the missing blog updates,it is not behind the computer I spend most of my time. No I am working pretty intence on the Express engine these days. The other day I got the carb´s acceleration pumps adjusted. Since there normaly is only one of these carb´s, you would literally drown your engine in petrol, if not adjusting them to the correct 0,25-0,30cm3 pr squirt.
The only set back is that the guy that should redo my dynamo, got fired after having it stored for 2 months, so friday I handed it over to what appears to be a more serious guy. I should get it back this upcoming week, so now we are ready for some serious chrismas wrenching :-)
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Monday evening I went crazy, and cut that poor old 54 body up pieces. Luckyli all useable parts will help other cars being on the road.
The only things that get thrown away is the damaged roof, and the rear apron. which was a never repro unit, that was so rotten that it almost fell of only by watching the car.
Sunday, 7 December 2008
This week Jens and I bought a 54 oval together. The car had been scrapped years ago and then placed in a kindergarden. So the vin number in the floorpan was grinded off, and some idiot with a truck had lifted the car, using a strap through the door holes. These things meant that this was better of being used for spareparts.
There are actually many parts we both could use in the car, just look at that almost rot free floorpan, correct 54 fronthood and decklid. And what about complete seats and door panels in the correct green cloth for Jens´ car. And a correct front apron for mine. Not to mention all those little parts that you always are missing and you just don´t know were to get.
Most of the parts that we won´t use for our own cars are almost already sold, but if you need anything feel free to drop me an email, maybe we still have it.
Thursday, 4 December 2008
My friend Christian suddently (like many others) fell in love with the classic Albert mirrors. But he being the guy he is he couldn´t settle with a set of reproes, hell he couldn´t even settle with a used set of originals. No he went all the way and bought a nos set!
They really suit his 64 ragtop.
Monday, 1 December 2008
Who said that splits are rare?
I just found soem cool pictures surfing the web, and would share some of them with you guys. Seeing the pictures from the factory, really makes want to go out to garage and invent that time machine.
Just look at the picture with all those new bare metal split fenders, I guees the workers would have considered taking one with them home once a while, if they had known what such a fender is worth these days. Just so that their grand children would have something to inherit.